A number of people have been trying to get this information on newsgroups and other means so I thought it would be nice to put a blog to provide an answer to CE support question.

VS2005 will support both Managed (VB,C#) and Native Development (C++) for devices. We support Windows Mobile 2003 and 2003 Second Edition for Pocket PC and Smartphone out of the box and also support development and debugging on CE 5.0 based devices. For customers developing with on previous CE platforms such as 4.1 or 4.2, eVC will continue to remain the recommended development platform.


Amit Chopra